The Muskegon County Sheriff's Office Detective Bureau consists of a Detective Sergeant, 3 detectives, and 1 detective assigned to the West Michigan Enforcement Team (WEMET). Detectives investigate a variety of major cases including homicide, criminal sexual conduct, child abuse, elder abuse, assault, major theft, white-collar crime, death investigations, arson, breaking and entering, and auto thefts. Detectives participate in training classes of these specialized areas as well as legal updates.
The Sheriff's Office closely with the Muskegon County Children's Advocacy Center during investigations of child physical and sexual abuse. The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) is a model that supports a compassionate, coordinated community response to allegations of sexual or physical abuse. This organization assists investigators and families with Forensic Interviews of Suspected Child Sexual Abuse Victims, Child Sexual Abuse Medical Examinations, Child Sexual and Severe Physical Abuse Case Reviews, Non-Offending Parent Support Group/Therapy, Therapy for Child Victims, Court Preparation and Support, Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Safety Education.